Twenty interested people attended the Connecting Culture: Tracing Indigenous Ancestors workshop, held recently at Quirindi Library. The presentation was delivered by The State Library of NSW Indigenes Service’s Librarians. The presentation promoted The State Library’s resources and other strategies that could be vital for people engaged in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family history research.
The workshop provided an outline of ways to trace ancestors and connect with Aboriginal history. Indigenous Service’s Librarians answered the questions or pointed the right directions in Indigenous Family History research.
Attendees received an overview of available resources and techniques to search the Library collections, and other important resources for Aboriginal family history. This included relevant collection items including language materials, pictures, manuscripts, missionary records and electoral rolls as well as significant collections held at the State Library relating to the local area.
Catering was provided by Zest Café, Quirindi Library’s volunteers and sponsored by LPSC.